Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#3631 closed enhancement (fixed)

patch : Build on BeOS or Zeta

Reported by: mmadia Owned by: bonefish
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Build System Version:
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All


I do not intend this patch to be committed. Rather it is being posted for convenience to the few people who use BeOS or Zeta to compile Haiku. I realize that building a new version of the cross-compiler would be ideal, but making one is understandably a low priority for most people.

This patch changes the compiler check from 081024 to 080323.

Link to 080323 compiler for BeOS and Zeta :

Attachments (2)

configure-080323compiler.patch (413 bytes ) - added by mmadia 11 years ago.
configure-080323compiler-rev2.patch (899 bytes ) - added by mmadia 11 years ago.
untested, proposed patch.

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Change History (13)

by mmadia, 11 years ago

comment:1 by anevilyak, 11 years ago

The problem is that if they then try to do development on a Haiku built with that compiler, it will have BEOS defined, unlike one built with the current cross compiler. This could quite easily confuse configure scripts, etc. software that has since been ported to Haiku under the assumption that they are two distinct platforms as they currently are.

comment:2 by mmadia, 11 years ago

Ah. I was not previously aware of that fundamental change between compiler versions.

comment:3 by stippi, 11 years ago

No, that's not the case. The compiler they built Haiku with does not matter once Haiku has been built. Once inside Haiku, they will use the current compiler from the Development package, which doesn't define BEOS anymore.

comment:4 by anevilyak, 11 years ago

Whoops, good catch. If that's the case though, why require the newer one in the build system's configure script? I'm quite certain that's the only difference between the two toolchains.

comment:5 by mmadia, 11 years ago

would a patch that detects BeOS and Zeta and set the value of haikuRequiredLegacyGCCVersion to 080323 be acceptable for svn?

something like :

if [ BeOS-or-Zeta ] ; then 
	# TODO : update BeOS's cross-compiler.  low priority.
export haikuRequiredLegacyGCCVersion
	# version of legacy gcc required to build haiku

by mmadia, 11 years ago

untested, proposed patch.

comment:6 by bonefish, 11 years ago

I don't like it. The build will break with the old compiler eventually, or even worse, it will succeed and produce other code than the official compiler. So if someone wants to build with the old compiler, they can by explicitly commenting out the check in configure, but that isn't an officially supported method to build Haiku.

comment:7 by mmadia, 11 years ago

Understandable. Can this ticket be set to "wontfix" or "invalid"?

comment:8 by bonefish, 11 years ago

I don't mind either way. We can keep the ticket open until someone updates the cross compiler for BeOS. I won't do it and if no-one else is interested, we can close it as well.

comment:9 by mmlr, 11 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed


Updated the two places I know that point to this location being the getting and building instructions on the website and the file in the userguide that is based on it.

comment:10 by umccullough, 11 years ago

I also updated the following two pages which were linking to the old version:

(yay for disorganized documentation!)

comment:11 by haiqu, 11 years ago

Awesome work, thanks guys!

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